Stilted. Sometimes Stalled.but Still Here!
I am surprised and grateful that since December 2013 I have been a member of this community. Surprised because I didn't have a clue when I began this education. Grateful because I have learned so much and I see light at the end of this journey toward a successful online business.
While my last year has been one of the hardest, again drawing on my time and drawing me away from work on my site, I am still committed to making my way to a successful online business. Indeed, it is even more urgent now than ever. And I don't do this for me...its for these children, three of whom have lost their parents and I am the parent now.
Our summer 2015 trip to the Grand Canyon, by way of train. What fun!
One thing I have questioned with regard to my work is that while I am passionate about my website, specialneedsadvocatepower.com, and want very much for it to be a force for good in our world, it is a daunting task when confronted with familial illness and challenging legal confrontations that are sucking time straight out of every single day. And the fact it hasn't done better makes me pretty sad, really, because the message I have to share with parents and the support my site is intended to provide could help them.
Nevertheless, I also need the time I invest in my website to also bring income in for my granddaughters and grandson and of course it would be nice not to be living in poverty in the later years of my retirement when they are grown and off into their own lives. I know my website is not thriving because my work in my site has been stilted and sometimes stalled. I'm guessing I was very close to a break through last year when things went upside down on me again in my family.
Ever have the pleasure of flying in a small aircraft. One of the exercises a new pilot is tasked with is how to handle a stall when flying.
Stalling in an aircraft can be managed with skills that are taught, then embraced and practiced. Stalls happen for a variety of reasons, just as a business stall may as well. The point? Its what we do with that 'stall' that will bring the result we want, a safe trip and reaching our destination. My destination? My successful website. How about yours?
A stall could of course become a disaster, but just as commercial pilots are trained in their simulators to handle the unexpected, a stall in a small plane while with one's trainer is equally important. There is allot that goes into managing an aircraft when a stall occurs. There is by necessity allot that goes into developing our very own websites and having the skills and training of the community of Wealthy Affiliates and its leadership cannot be matched!!!
I love what I am doing and am grateful for what I have been learning. Now I look forward to the very special live training that Kyle has developed for us. With my heart wide open I hope I can learn something that will help me this coming year. Perhaps it will be that one thing that can get my website off and running and making money. Perhaps it will be an entirely new website that will take me there. Either way, I am in for the long haul and know that with time and effort invested regularly, not in this revved up and then stalled mode I have been dealing with, that things will change.
I see light at the end of this roadway. We just have to keep looking, its there, light is always there!
Its fun seeing a milestone reached here at Wealthy Affiliate. I was just awarded a badge. I know there are more to come!
Anyone else facing similar challenges?